Systems Theoretic Approach to Formal Theory of Problem Solving

  • Mihajlo D. Mesarovic
Part of the Lecture Notes in Operations Research and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 28)


Objective of my presentation is to give an outline or rather a “synopsis” for mathematical theory of problem solving based on systems theoretic concepts and viewpoints, in particular what I call (mathematical) general systems theory.


Decision Problem Pattern Recognition Problem Satisfaction Relation General System Theory Axiomatic Logic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihajlo D. Mesarovic
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  1. 1.Systems Research Center Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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